Novel Materials for Environmental Remediation Applications

Novel Materials for Environmental Remediation Applications

Adsorption and Beyond

1st Edition - September 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Dimitrios Giannakoudakis, Lucas Meili, Ioannis Anastopoulos
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323918947
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323919272

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Novel Materials for Environmental Remediation Applications: Adsorption and Beyond presents detailed, comprehensive coverage of novel and advanced materials that can be applied to address the growing global concern of the pollution of natural resources in water, the air, and in soil. The book provides up-to-date knowledge of state-of-the-art materials and treatment processes, as well as details of applications, including adsorptive remediation and catalytic remediation. Chapters include the characteristics of materials, basic and important physicochemical features for environmental remediation applications, routes of synthesis, recent advances as remediation medias and future perspectives. This book offers an interdisciplinary and practical examination of novel materials and processes for environmental remediation that will be valuable to environmental scientists, materials scientists, environmental chemists, and environmental engineers alike.

Key Features

  • Highlights a wide range of synthetic methodologies, physicochemical and engineered features of novel materials, and composites/hybrids for environmental purposes
  • Presents applications of adsorbents or catalysts for water/wastewater treatment and air purification technologies such as advanced oxidation processes, adsorption, photocatalysis, coagulation, flotation, membrane separation, filtration, and others
  • Provides comprehensive, consolidated coverage of novel materials for environmental remediation applications for researchers in environmental science, materials science, and industry to identify in-depth solutions to pollution


Researchers and graduate students working in environmental remediation and environmental engineering, as well as materials science engineers, chemical engineers, green/environmental chemists

Table of Contents

  • 1. (introduction): Trends in Advanced Materials for Sustainable Environmental Remediation Applications: Adsorption and beyond

    2. MOFs based novel adsorbents for aquatic pollutants
    3. MOFs based materials for gaseous adsorption
    4. MOFs based materials as soil amendments
    5. MOFs as catalysts for advanced oxidation processes

    6. Layered double hydroxides: from fundamentals to environmental applications
    7. Zeolites for environmental purposes
    8. Silica based materials
    9. TiO2 based photocatalysts against organics

    10. Biochar and Activated Carbon
    11. Graphene related materials
    12. Carbon Quantum Dots
    13. Carbon nanotubes
    14. Biomass derived materials (like Agricultural waste/biomass)

    15. Magnetic Materials
    16. MXenes
    17. Aerogels, Cryogels and Xerogels
    18. ZIFs from adsorptive to catalytic remediation applications
    19. Synthetic and natural clay-based materials
    20. Graphitic carbon nitride: triggering the solar light assisted decomposition of hazardous organics

Product details

  • No. of pages: 610
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: September 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323918947
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323919272

About the Editors

Dimitrios Giannakoudakis

Dr. Dimitrios Giannakoudakis obtained his Chemistry bachelor’s degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, continuing with his first master’s degree (“Physical Chemistry & Electrochemistry of Materials”) and his second (“Chemistry Teaching and New Educational Technologies”). In 2012, he became a PhD candidate to the City University of New York (CUNY) focusing on “Nanotechnology and Materials Chemistry.” During his PhD candidacy, he received the James Whittam Award for Research Excellence in Interfacial Phenomena (2016) and his third master’s degree. He continued as a postdoctoral researcher and adjunct tutor at CCNY (2017), at AUTh (2017-2018), and at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of Polish Academy of Sciences (IChF) in Warsaw (2018-2020). Currently, he is Assistant Professor at the IChF. His research focuses on photo/thermo/sono-catalysis, solely or in combination, in diverse environmental and energy applications and on design, functionalization, and physicochemical features characterization of nano-engineered materials/nanocomposites.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Institute of Physical Chemistry of Polish Academy of Sciences, Greece

Lucas Meili

Dr. Meili is a Full Professor in the Center of Technology at Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil. Prof. Meili graduated in Chemical Engineering from Federal University of Rio Grande (Brazil) and obtained his Doctorate degree in Chemical Engineering from Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil) in 2009. His areas of interest are focused on separation processes, water and wastewater treatment, and synthesis of materials. Particularly he has interest in processes of adsorption of dyes and pharmaceuticals and synthesis of biochars, clays and carbon quantum dots. He has several publications in peer-reviewed journals and he serves as editor of Water Science Technology and Journal of Applied Water Engineering and Research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Center of Technology, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil

Ioannis Anastopoulos

Prof. Dr. Ioannis Anastopoulos is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Agriculture, University of Ioannina, Arta, Greece. His research is focused on the following areas at the estimation of greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural soils after receiving organic and inorganic materials, the fabrication of different adsorbents for wastewater treatment, and the use of organic amendments for soil remediation. He is an author of publications in peer-reviewed journals (> 70 articles) with more than 3000 citations. His name is also included in the 2% top world scientists for the year 2019 (Baas, Jeroen; Boyack, Kevin; Ioannidis, John P.A. (2020), “Data for "Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators", Mendeley Data, V2, DOI: 10.17632/btchxktzyw.2#file-dd0904a8-0eba-4cf3-be4a-c6092261fed5)

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Agriculture, University of Ioannina, Arta, Greece

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